OFCA Committees

Board of Directors

  • Chair: Denise St. Clair
  • 2018 Meeting Dates: TBA
  • Meetings are held at the OFCA office – 303 E. Broad Street, Columbus OH 43215

Ohio Primary Parent Advisory Council (OPPAC)

Adoption Advisory Council

Foster Care Advisory Council 

Succeed Steering Committee

  • Chair: Jim Miller
  • 2018 Meeting Dates: TBA
  • Meetings are held at the OFCA office 

OFCA Conference Committee

  • Chair: Georgetta Lake
  • 2018 Meeting Dates: TBA 
  • Meetings are held: Teleconference  

OFCA Development Committee

  • Chair: Denise St. Clair
  • 2018 Meeting Dates: TBA 
  • Meetings are held: Teleconference

Succeed Learning Community

  • Co-Chairs: Wendi Turner and Karen Ezirim
  • 2018 Meeting Dates: TBA
  • Meetings are held: Teleconference

To participate in a committee or work group call or email the chair/facilitator listed below 

 

STATEWIDE COMMITTEES

Statewide committees work to develop strategies for the development, spread, implementation, and evaluation of policies, legislation  and best practices in child protective services

 

Ohio Grandparent Kinship Coalition (OGKC)

  • Key Topics: ODJFS rules and licensing/monitoring of kinship care issues; state legislation impacting knship care; kinship care practices around the state
  • Chair: Tim Harless, Director of Community Outreach and Programming, Children Services Board of Richland County
  • 2019 Meeting Dates
  • Meetings are held at: Jobs and Family Services, 4200 East Fifth Avenue – Room A119m Columbus, Ohio 43219
  • Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm unless otherwise noted
  • Email: info@ohiograndparentkinship.org 
  • Website: www.ohiograndparentkinship.org

Ohio Adoption Planning Group (OAPG) 

  • Key topics: ODJFS rules and licensing/monitoring of adoption services; state legislation impacting adoption; best practices and tips in post adoption programs; adoption practices around the state
  • Chair: Jodi Ford Rice, M.A., LSW, Certified Adoption Assessor & OAA Training Coordinator
  • 2019 Meeting Dates: 
  • Meetings are held at: Ohio Children’s Alliance, 2600 Corporate Exchange Drive, Suite 180, Columbus, OH 43231
  • Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm unless otherwise noted
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/OhioAdoption/

Foster Care & Adoption Committee

  • Key Topics: ODJFS rules and licensing/monitoring of foster care programs, independent living, and adoption services; state legislation impacting foster care state child welfare initiatives; best practices and tips in foster care programs
  • Chair: Kelly Vyzral, OACCA
  • 2019 Meeting Dates:
  • Meetings are held at: Ohio Children’s Alliance, 2600 Corporate Exchange Drive, Suite 180, Columbus, OH 43231
  • Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm (Must be an Ohio Children’s Alliance member or by invitation only)
  • Website: www.oacca.org

Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)

  • Key Topics: FFPSA implementation
  • Chair: Carla Carpenter, Deputy Director, Office of Families and Children
  • 2019 Meeting Dates
  • Meetings are held at: Jobs and Family Services, 4200 East Fifth Avenue – Room A118-A119 Columbus, Ohio 43219
  • Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm unless otherwise noted
  • EmailFamilyFirst@jfs.ohio.gov
  • Website: http://jfs.ohio.gov/ocf/Family-First.stm

Partners for Ohio’s Families (PFOF)

  • Key Topics: Leadership team committed to evaluating ways to sustain innovations linked to successful outcomes for Ohio children and families. 
  • Chair: Kristin Gilbert, ODJFS
  • 2018 Meeting Dates: TBA
  • Meetings are held in Franklin County
  • Website: N/A